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Apprenticeships at Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions

“Olympus views its apprentices as an investment in the future. We attach great importance to training at the highest level. We guarantee this by means of a particularly good support structure that includes individual encouragement and development. This approach pays off for both sides. Our apprentices obtain excellent skills and thus contribute to the success of our company in the long term.”

Tanja Kamp
Head of Human Resources, Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions

The challenge for bright minds with vision!

Do you view challenges as an inspiration? Are you fascinated by technology, science and the possibilities they offer? Would you like to work together in a team to make our world healthier, safer and more livable? Would you like to learn new things continuously and develop further on a personal and professional level? Would you like to gain your first work experience in an international company? Then take advantage of the opportunities of an apprenticeship at Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions, an Olympus subsidiary.
Since 2010 the independent CFR Institute has continuously awarded Olympus Europa and its subsidiaries the seal of ‘Top Employer’. Furthermore, we are partners in the ‘FAIR Company’ initiative of the job website

For you, these advantages mean:
• Practical training and insights into different corporate divisions
• Challenging tasks and important projects
• Excellent support structure with regular feedback discussions
• Teamwork based on trust, openness and dialog
• A pleasant working environment with flat hierarchies and fast decision-making processes
• Numerous employee benefits such as a company pension plan and health programs
• Attractive offers for continued training

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for considering Olympus.

An apprentice's day

Joshua Dobers is pursuing a 3 1/2-year apprenticeship in the production engineering division as an information electronics technician with an emphasis on office systems technology.

A typical workday in the life on an apprentice at OSIS:   
• 7:00 a.m.: production of complex hardware systems
Together with his colleague, David Kuhlgert, this morning Joshua builds an assembly for a TIRF system, a complex microscope component.  “Friends of mine in other companies have to repair copying systems. In contrast, at OSIS I have very specific technical assignments, which in my opinion are also more diverse. I am happy with my decision to work here. The work is much more exciting.”     

• 12:30 p.m.: lunch together
Joshua sits with his colleagues from production, purchasing and quality management for lunch. “We have a very friendly working atmosphere. I was able to fit in right away. Besides, I like the fact that we apprentices ‘check out’ different departments during the course of our apprenticeship, and have the opportunity to get to know the colleagues and their jobs very well.”

• 2:30 p.m.: inspection of incoming goods
A large delivery of components for the production of motorized stage controllers has arrived. Joshua helps his colleague from the quality management division inspect the incoming goods. “Joshua knows exactly what to watch out for. He has already worked a few weeks in quality control. We can rely on him completely,” says David Kuhlgert.

Apprenticeship - from apprentice to skilled employee

In 2009 David Kuhlgert started his apprenticeship at Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions as an electronics technician. Today David is responsible for the production of complex hardware systems.
Three questions for David:

• David, what is your opinion of training at OSIS?
My apprenticeship was exciting. The tasks were very diverse. I particularly liked the possibility of getting to know completely different company divisions and this provided important assistance for the future direction of my career. The collaboration with international colleagues was very instructive. 

• What did you like the most?
At OSIS teamwork is not just a word, but a reality. From the very beginning, every apprentice is accepted as a full member. Professionally as well as personally. The tasks that were assigned were always diverse, important and not infrequently challenging. But one is never left alone. Someone whom one can ask is always present.

• Why would you recommend someone to do an apprenticeship at OSIS?
I have grown personally thanks to the many colleagues with whom I work on a daily basis, among other things, but naturally concerning my knowledge regarding professional interests and requirements as well. The numerous options for further professional development have contributed to my being able to start distance learning in addition to my job.